Tambling enjoyed a good goalscoring record against the North London club and scored all four goals in a 4-2 win over the Gunners at Highbury Stadium during the 1963/64 season.
He was speaking at Stamford Bridge at the release of his autobiography 'Goals in Life'.
"The ground was very heavy with a lot of mud but we went out and beat them 4-2 with all of the goals scored by me," Tambling said.
"I loved the mud, but I loved playing against Arsenal more. My record against them was brilliant on an individual level, obviously aided by those four goals, but as a team we barely lost during my time at Chelsea. We usually got some pretty good crowds for matches against them and it was always a good atmosphere.
"Highbury was a super stadium, well in advance of most others in country, and getting good results there as we did back then always made it easier to go to."