Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces Fresh Selection Dilemma Ahead Of Arsenal Fixture


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's game plan was fantastic when Manchester United heroically dumped Paris Saint-Germain out of Europe on Wednesday night.

With ten of his senior players missing Solskjaer had to try something new as his side defied the odds to make Champions League history in the French capital.

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The manner of such heroic individual displays in Paris mean Solskjaer is now presented with a dilemma over who deserves a place in the squad for Arsenal at the weekend.

It is worth noting injuries will play a pivotal role on any team selections ahead of the upcoming March international break, but even with a fully fit squad you must now question who is in the strongest available XI.

Although much of Solskjaer's incredible impact has been based around a midfield three of Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera, it was the midfield dynamism of Fred and Scott McTominay which stole the show midweek.

In an ideal world Solskjaer would utilise both Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial in a forward line sure to strike the fear deep into an Arsenal defence which is still reeling from their FA Cup defeat earlier in the year.

For Solskjaer the only concern with Lukaku should be whether he starts in his preferred central role or is instead utilised in a front two, something which he did to devastating affect alongside Alexis Sanchez when the two sides met in January.

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There is no denying the fact that a consistent side helps a side find regular rhythm on the pitch, but perhaps the greatest achievement of Solskjaer's reign so far is the fact each team he has put together has worked no matter who has been missing.

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