Hull boss Silva was the Olympiacos coach when the Greek side secured a 3-2 Champions League victory at the Emirates in September 2015 and is hoping his current crop of players can maintain their recent revival.
"Of course I have good memories of Arsenal," said the Portuguese.
"My last result there was a great experience and it is a fantastic stadium, but Saturday is a different moment.
"I want more from my team after our last two results. Two clean sheets in a row is really important for us. We have the quality to give more and play better.
"We have had a good week of preparation ahead of Arsenal. We need to continue to do our work.
"I want my players to keep their feet on the ground. We have won nothing yet and the hard work must continue."
He said: "Michael is out with a calf injury – maybe for a few weeks. Abel is out with a hamstring muscle injury.
"Elmohamady is back with us now after international duty and available for Saturday. He is an important player for us – he knows the club and competition well."