ARSENAL may have lost the North London derby to Tottenham but they could gain the ultimate revenge.
The Gunners will face Chelsea in the FA Cup final. And should they win they would secure a place in next season’s Europa League.
If Arsenal win the FA Cup they could deny fierce rivals Spurs Europa League entryCredit: Guardian News & Media / Free to use by all titles in perpetuity under NMC agreement
Only Tottenham finishing sixth would guarantee Europa League qualificationCredit: AP:Associated Press
This would mean fifth and sixth spot in the Premier League would likewise be entering into the European competition.
But not seventh. And that is exactly where Spurs sit in the standings.
If Chelsea win the FA Cup then because they are in the top four, it would mean seventh place WOULD qualify for the Europa League.
Of course Spurs could still finish sixth, but they need Wolves to slip up.
There are THREE scenarios that could play out in the clubs’ respective final Premier games of the season that would see Jose Mourinho’s side grab sixth.
The first is if Spurs beat Crystal Palace and Wolves draw with Chelsea.
The second is Spurs beating Palace and Wolves losing to Chelsea.
And the final one is a Spurs draw with Palace and Wolves lose to Chelsea.
But if Arsenal win the FA Cup and Spurs end up in seventh, Mikel Arteta and co will have denied their fierce rivals as much as £40MILLION for getting into Europe.
HOW SIXTH SPOT WILL BE WON
Tottenham and Wolves are chasing the last Europa League spot. Here is who will get sixth from every scenario of their final games.
Spurs beat Palace, Wolves beat Chelsea = WOLVES
Spurs beat Palace, Wolves draw with Chelsea = SPURS
Spurs beat Palace, Wolves lose to Chelsea = SPURS
Spurs lose to Palace, Wolves beat Chelsea = WOLVES
Spurs lose to Palace, Wolves draw with Chelsea = WOLVES
Spurs lose to Palace, Wolves lose to Chelsea = WOLVES
Spurs draw with Palace, Wolves beat Chelsea = WOLVES
Spurs draw with Palace, Wolves lose to Chelsea = SPURS
Spurs draw with Palace, Wolves draw with Chelsea = WOLVES
Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk