Henrikh Mkhitaryan returned from injury this week and scored against Verona over the weekend, playing his first minutes since September 29th.

VERONA, ITALY - DECEMBER 01: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of As Roma celebrates after scoring the 1-3 goal with team mates during the Serie A match between Hellas Verona and AS Roma at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on December 1, 2019, in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
VERONA, ITALY – DECEMBER 01: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of As Roma celebrates after scoring the 1-3 goal with teammates during the Serie A match between Hellas Verona and AS Roma at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on December 1, 2019, in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Mkhitaryan came off the bench for the final 18 minutes against Basaksehir in the Europa League on Thursday, helping to see out a 3-0 win.

The Arsenal loanee then featured as a substitute against Hellas Verona at the weekend, playing 23 minutes and scoring in injury time.

Mkhitaryan had been out with an adductor injury he picked up against Lecce in September. Though initial reports ruled him out for ‘up to three weeks’, it ended up being two months until he finally made his comeback.

So far, it seems the winger is picking up where he left off. For club and country, Mkhitaryan has four goals and two assists in 508 minutes since leaving Arsenal. That’s a goal contribution every 85 minutes.

It’s fair to say the 30-year-old wasn’t getting that kind of return in North London. He did start well with Arsenal too, so perhaps we need to wait a bit longer to see if this form continues. For now, Roma fans will be pleased to have him in their squad.