Former Marseille man Drogba says he is relishing the encounter after following Arsene Wenger's side during his playing days in France.
"I love playing big games and I love playing against Arsenal," Ivory Coast striker Drogba told Sky Sports News.
"I always say that Arsenal is one of my favourite teams.
"When I was playing in France, Arsenal was an example for us because there were all these French players who used to play in the French league and went abroad to play for Arsenal with a French manager.
"So to play against them for me means a lot."