Bilic is no stranger to coaching teams against Arsenal. The Croatian manager was in charge of the Beşiktaş side that took on the Gunners in the Champions League play-off stages last season.
The Black Eagles held Arsenal to a goalless draw at the Atatürk Olympic stadium and narrowly lost out 1-0 at the Emirates in the return leg.
The 46-year-old manager failed to win a single derby game during his two-year stint in Turkey and will be hoping to turn around his fortunes at West Ham but he will have a tough task overcoming Arsenal considering the Hammers have lost their last 10 head-to-head games against the north London based outfit.
Bilic guided Beşiktaş to third-place in the Süper Lig last season and the quarter-finals of the Europa League.