By Nick Teale
 
Arsène Wenger has hailed Manchester City keeper Stuart Taylor as a "big talent" but says the 29-year-old lacks top-flight experience.
 
Taylor started his career at Arsenal before moving to Aston Villa in 2005. From there he moved to Manchester City last summer, where he has spent the season as Shay Given's understudy.
 
However, Taylor currently has a knee injury and is expected to miss the rest of the season, preventing him from deputising for Given, who dislocated his shoulder at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
 
After the match Wenger was asked about his former keeper and the manager's response was full of praise.
 
"He was a big talent here and I let him go because he wanted to play," said the manager.

"He is very tall, he is intelligent, he's flexible for a tall boy and he has good reflexes for a tall boy.

"His weaknesses are that he has not played a lot, you know, and he has not many games at the moment in the Premier League where the pressure is very high.
 
"So that is a little disadvantage. He's 29 so he has enough experience as a man but in the Premier League he maybe lacks a bit of experience."

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