The former Monaco midfielder arrived over the summer for £40m and made his debut in the London derby between Chelsea and Spurs at Wembley earlier in the season.
Speaking to the Chelsea website, he said: “I think that actually in terms of rivalries that Chelsea have, the one with Tottenham is perhaps even bigger than Arsenal.
“Having already played that match, being able to win that match, being able to bring so much happiness to our fans was really a wonderful achievement for the team.
“Now we’re looking forward to the match against Arsenal, which perhaps carries less of that rivalry, but it is nevertheless incredibly important and it’s absolutely vital that we work hard to achieve the right result on the pitch.”
Although Arsenal fans may point to the recent wins in the FA Cup final and Community Shield, Bakayoko may have a point with the tension flowing through the recent meetings between Chelsea and Spurs.
Perhaps the Gunners can change his mind tomorrow.
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