By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger insists he has never questioned Samir Nasri’s commitment to Arsenal and says the midfielder is available for selection against Liverpool.

The 24-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester City over the summer with media reports suggesting a deal could be completed this week.

But when asked whether he would have any hesitations about picking Nasri on Saturday, Wenger was firm in his reply.

“Not at all,” he said. “One thing I don’t question is the commitment of Samir Nasri to this Club.

“Every day since he has arrived here, and every day in pre-season, he has worked with a fantastic spirit in training.

“The fans will want Arsenal to play well and win the game. I think they do not make an individual case of each player in each position. They want good players and to win the football game.

“I don’t see what you can reproach Samir Nasri about. His attitude in training, everybody has witnessed that he has been fantastic from the first day of pre-season.”

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19 Aug 2011