Potters boss Arnold has held the Indian sign over his old sparring partner this season as Kemp lost his final game in charge of Winchester City 1-0 at Potterne Park.
And after being lined up to take the County Ground hot-seat, Kemp watched his new club slip to a 2-1 loss at Verwood prior to taking charge.
Kemp confessed that Potters’ backyard has never been a happy hunting ground for him as a manager, but with Hamworthy unbeaten in five matches since he took over, United’s boss expects to turn the tide on home soil.
Kemp told the Daily Echo: “Verwood have always been tough to beat at their place but while I have never won there, I have never lost a home match against Adie.
“We go back a long way and manage our teams in a similar fashion. We both rely on team spirit and people who want to play for us. At home, I expect us to get a result like I do when we play most teams in this league but whatever happens, we will have a drink after.”
Arnold added: “We are good mates but come three o’clock we will be the best of enemies for a little while. Matches against Kempy’s teams always have that extra spice because we know each other’s games.”
New signing and ex-Cherries midfielder James Rowe is set for his Hammers debut.
Hammers: (from) Thomas, Biles, Hester, Brian, Haysom, Corby, Diaper, Rowe, Cole, Allen, Osborne, Pekun, Sturgess, Penny, Martin, Legg, Walker.
Potters: (from) Lynch, Evans, Murray, Molyneaux, Oldring, Kelly, Dyer, N Saxby, Gajic, Dancer, Lovell, Joy, Webb, Hill, Elysee, B Satterley.
Elsewhere in the Wessex League Premier Division, Christchurch hope to play for the first time for more than a month when they travel to AFC Portchester.
Poppies travel to Fareham looking to avenge last season’s 7-1 drubbing at Cams Alders, while in Wessex One Ringwood travel to Amesbury (all 3pm).
Priory: (from) Field, Steer, Blackburn, Cullen, Fairbrother, Hiscock, Burden, Cotton, Saul, Smith, Doe, Proudley, Barnes, Hanratty, Head, Sullivan.
Poppies: (from) Vaughan, Martinez, Jackson, Burgis, Pearce, Richardson, Hales, Ingram, Rowley, Warren, Owens, Robinson, Phillips, Costello, Ward, Turner.