Podolski scored in the 5-2 win over Tottenham at The Emirates last season.
Podolski, 28, said: "I've always liked derbies, it's a special fight. We want to go there, get the three points and get back home.
"This is important for us. We must fight for the club, for the fans and I think this is an important game so I look forward to it."
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