Solskjaer will welcome Mikel Arteta’s side to Old Trafford knowing a win would see them leapfrog the Gunners.
Both teams have had mixed starts to the season. United are currently 15th and nine points off league leaders Liverpool.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have lost as many matches as they’ve won and sit 12th.
The two sides are faring better in cup competitions. Both have reached the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup, while winning all their opening matches in the Champions League and Europa League respectively.
Solskjaer feels his side are in a good place and is encouraged by the versatility that his squad can provide.
‘I think last season we put a lot of work into our principles and the way we want to play, and we had a foundation to play it from with two central midfielders,’ said Solskjaer.
‘This season we’ve had added quality in the squad with Edinson Cavani, Donny and Alex Telles,
‘If we want to play a 4-3-3, a diamond, a 3-4-3 or 3-5-2, I think we have more options than ever before.’
Some have questioned whether Bruno Fernandes and Pogba can operate in the same team but Solskjaer brushed those claims aside.
‘You can’t play the 10 best forwards in the team together. Of course you need balance and that is what we are working to find.’
There was a lot of criticism aimed at United’s summer transfer business, with the club signing four players on deadline day in a late rush, but Solskjaer is content with the bodies that came through the door.
‘I think we’ve signed well, I’m very happy with the signings we’ve made, I think all of them have made an impact,’ said Solskjaer.
‘They are players we’ve targeted for a little while and I’m happy with them.
‘You want competition for places and you want players to know that there’s someone who can take my place.
‘And you want players who can cope with that pressure, which you have to do if you’re part of Man United.
‘Alex Telles played really well in Paris and I think Luke Shaw has also played really well the last few games, that’s the competition you want.’