Inter Milan striker Marko Arnautovic makes it clear that he’s not willing to settle for a secondary role at Appiano Gentile.

The 34-year-old made his return to the club in the summer, thirteen years following his underwhelming loan spell at the club in the 2009/10 campaign.

Back then, the Austrian couldn’t make his breakthrough in Jose Mourinho’s star-studded squad. However, Arnautovic isn’t planning on enduring another campaign on the bench.

The former West Ham and Bologna striker has made three appearances this season. But they all came off the bench.

At the moment, Inter coach Simone Inzaghi is opting for Lautaro Martinez and France star Marcus Thuram upfront.

However, Arnautovic is trying his best to sway his manager. During the international break, he scored a brace in Austria’s 3-1 win over Sweden in the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

Inter Milan Striker Marko Arnautovic Not Planning To Linger On The Bench

The veteran striker explains that the two goals were crucial for his self-esteem.

“For me and for my self-esteem, it was very important to score those two goals”, admitted the Nerazzurri striker via FcInterNews.

“I don’t like being on the bench,” this was the message that the Austrian sent to his Inter manager.

As we reported yesterday, Arnautovic is unlikely to start in the Derby della Madonnina clash against AC Milan.

However, he could finally earn his chance from the get-go in Wednesday’s Champions League encounter against Real Sociedad at the San Sebastian Stadium. The same goes for Inter midfielder Davide Frattesi.