Ahead of Sunday’s showdown, Bakayoko says he cannot understand why Wenger is getting so much stick.
“He spent a few years there and they have great memories of him. During the time I was there, they spoke a lot to me about him.
“He’s a very good coach and I’m happy to have the chance to play against his club.
“It’s true that perhaps Arsenal as a club have a bigger following among French people because of him and because there have been a lot of French players who have gone there and built great careers over the years. I know that every game against Arsenal is a big game.”