Inter Milan midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan looks likely to start against Man City in the Champions League final on Saturday.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Armenian should be fit to start in the final, and that if he is there is little doubt that he will start against the Cityzens.
Mkhitaryan is now back from injury.
The Armenian former Roma and Arsenal man has made his return to training. Now, he is working to get match-fit in time for Saturday’s final.
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According to the Gazzetta, so long as Mkhitaryan is fit, Inter coach Simone Inzaghi plans to start him.
Should the former Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund be unable to start, Marcelo Brozovic would be ready to do so.
However, Mkhitaryan has become a very important player for Inter this season. Particularly in the Champions League, the Armenian has been the man to bring balance to the Nerazzurri’s midfield trio.
Mkhitaryan’s technical quality and experience have cemented his role on the left of the midfield trio.
Moreover, the 34-year-old, who joined Inter from Roma last summer on a free transfer, has brought attacking quality to the central midfield trio.
Mkhitaryan has scored important goals for Inter this season. Perhaps none moreso than his striker in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals against AC Milan.
Accordingly, Inzaghi will want to have Mkhitaryan back for the final.
The Gazzetta report that Mkhitaryan looks to be getting close to match-readiness in training. Accordingly, he should start in the final.
Mkhitaryan has made a total of 48 appearances for Inter across all competitions in his first season at the club. The ex-Arsenal man has scored give goals in the process.