Henrikh Mkhitaryan looks to be ahead of Roberto Gagliardini to start in midfield for Inter in this weekend’s Serie A clash with Udinese, with Hakan Calhanoglu out injured.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that coach Simone Inzaghi has still not made his decision but is likely to use the Armenian as a like-for-like replacement for Calhanoglu.
Mkhitaryan had already started in Inter’s Champions League group stage win over Viktoria Plzen during the week, playing a similar role in the midfield trio to Calhanoglu.
The coach could go with the 33-year-old alongside Marcelo Brozovic and Nicolo Barella once again in the Nerazzurri’s final match before the international break, although Gagliardini is not entirely out of the running to start.
The Gazzetta’s complete predicted starting eleven for the match is as follows:
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Mkhitaryan, Darmian; Dzeko, Lautaro.