Henrikh Mkhitaryan put in a positive performance in his first game back for AS Roma following the restart of Italian football on Wednesday.

AS Roma's Bosnian forward Edin Dzeko (2ndR) celebrates with AS Roma's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan (R) after scoring during the UEFA Europa League Group J football match AS Roma vs Wolfsberg on December 12, 2019, at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP via Getty Images)
AS Roma forward Edin Dzeko (2ndR) celebrates with Henrikh Mkhitaryan (R) on December 12, 2019. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP via Getty Images)

The Serie A kicked off again this week, with AS Roma facing Sampdoria. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is still on loan in Italy, and he made the starting lineup for their first match following the restart.

The 31-year-old played 85 minutes of the 90, and it was a positive performance overall. Although he didn’t manage a goal or assist, he did still get involved creatively. He made three key passes, including making a big chance for Edin Dzeko in the early stages.

As you can see in the video below from 0:20, Mkhitaryan played a nice reverse pass into the striker, giving the defender the eyes. Unfortunately, the goalkeeper made a great save to keep it at 0-0.

Mkhitaryan completed 89% of his passes on the night, playing out on the left but often drifting into the middle to link up with teammates. With Aleksandar Kolarov going around the outside of him, they made a good partnership.

The Roma fans mostly seemed happy with the player’s performance when he came off. They saw their team win 2-1, in the end, thanks to an Edin Dzeko double.

Despite reportedly agreeing to sign Pedro from Chelsea on a free transfer this summer, the Serie A side are surely still in the market for Mkhitaryan too.