Taylor blow as Italian keeper is tried out
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Seaman's departure to Manchester City has forced Wenger to scour the globe for a replacement, with a whole host of keepers being scrutinised by the shrewd Gunners boss.
Taylor was a strong candidate to start the season against Everton, with former coach Bob Wilson championing the youngster's cause this week, but he clattered into Andy Clarke during the London Road encounter, and was stretchered off in a neck-brace.
"He's alright, don't worry about him," Wenger said of his stricken goalie on Sky Sports.
"The only thing that is clear is that we will buy a keeper before the start of the season."
The injury to Taylor allowed Matteo Guardalben to press his claims after being handed a trial by the North Londoners.
The Parma keeper started the friendly, and reappeared as a replacement for Taylor with six minutes remaining.
The 29-year-old has been on loan with Piacenza for the past two seasons, but is still under contract at Ennio Tardini until 2004.
Posh's Francis Green netted the only goal of the game.