Henrikh Mkhitaryan will start for Inter Milan against Cagliari despite the risk of a suspension against AC Milan.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

In terms of players in Inter’s squad, there is one who is a single booking away from suspension.

Captain Lautaro Martinez and defender Benjamin Pavard are currently out with one-match bans. Both are for accumulation of yellow cards, following bookings against Udinese.

Therefore, both Martinez and Pavard will certainly be available against Milan in the derby next Monday.

However, one player who could be at risk of missing the derby is Mkhitaryan.

The 35-year-old former Arsenal and Manchester United midfielder is on four yellow cards for the season.

Therefore, if Mkhitaryan were to go into the book this evening, he would miss the derby.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan To Start Vs Cagliari Despite Risk Of Suspension Vs AC Milan

Mkhitaryan remains a key player for Inter.

Despite being in his mid-thirties, the Armenian starts the majority of Inter’s matches in midfield.

Mkhitaryan is a player who stitches together the midfield trio. His combination of passing, close control, and endless running are a key part of how the Nerazzurri play under Simone Inzaghi.

Moreover, Mkhitaryan has often been the man to shine in the derby against AC Milan since his arrival in the summer of 2022.

The former Borussia Dortmund man scored in the Champions League semifinal first leg against the Rossoneri last May.

Therefore, Mkhitaryan is hardly a player Inter will want to miss for the upcoming derby.

Not least considering that match could be the one where the Nerazzurri clinch the Serie A title.

Nevertheless, the Corriere report, Mkhitaryan will start this evening.

Inter coach Simone Inzaghi will trust the veteran midfielder not to get himself in the book against Cagliari,