On January 16, Ararat held a test match with Shirak Gyumri at the Dzoraghbyur training center. This was the first match for Bichakhchyan's side in 2021.
Bichakhchyan tested two squads, changing all 11 players at half-time. The first half was goalless. At the beginning of the second half, the Shirak's Vardan Arzoyan opened the score. The advantage of Shirak didn't last long as 5 minutes after Artur Danielyan's cross from the side brought to Ararat's equalizer scored by Serob Galstyan.
After scoring a goal, Bichakhchyan's team had big advantage and had a penalty missed by Uros Nenadovic. As a result, the match ended in a goalless draw (1:1).
16.01.2021, Club Friendly
"Ararat" - "Shirak" 1:1 (0:0)
Training center "Dzoraghbyur"
Goals: Serob Galstyan 58 - Vardan Arzoyan 52
"Ararat" - Vsevolod Yermakov (Grigor Meliksetyan, Poghos Ayvazyan), Hrayr Mkoyan (Ivan Spychka), Yuri Maghakyan (Marko Prljevic), Juan Bravo (Artur Danielyan), Christian Jimenez (Gevorg Arabyan), Karen Muradyan (Artak Yedigaryan), Davit Manoyan (Solomon Udo), David Khurtsidze (Dimitrije Pobulic), Edgar Malakyan (Serob Galstyan), Seroj Titizian (Aghvan Papikyan), Mory Kone (Uros Nenadovic)։