The two teams meet this weekend with the Gunners top of the table and ten points clear of the Blues, who are sixth after a heavy defeat at Brighton.
In an interview with Italy’s Corriere della Sera, Koulibaly spoke about Arsenal’s first lead to the top of the table: “It will be Chelsea at the end of the season, I want to write history here.”
The Senegal defender, 31, has revealed he took advice from club legends Gianfranco Zola and Didier Drogba before signing for Chelsea.
Having seen Thomas Tuchel replaced by Graham Potter in the dugout, Koulibaly now knows why he was told to expect roller coaster weather at Stamford Bridge.
“That’s the beauty of football,” he added. “I arrive with a coach who wanted me at all costs, and then he leaves.
“Tuchel and Potter both play with three-man defences, I was used to four with Napoli.
“It’s another string to my bow, we never stop learning. I knew I was going to have a hard time, and it turned out to be true. Even Zola and Drogba had planned this for me.