Arsenal’s FA Cup win means they have qualified for the Europa League group stages next season and is a blow to Tottenham and Wolves.
The Gunners’ 2-1 comeback victoryover Chelsea ensured their place in the Europa League next season but it also means Tottenham who finished sixth in the Premier League will have to go into the second qualifying round of the competition. Spurs would have gone straight into the group stage if Chelsea had won.
But it’s worse news for Wolves. A Chelsea win would have handed them a Europa League second qualifying round spot after finishing seventh in the Premier League but they may now miss out on European football completely because of Arsenal’s triumph – unless they win this season’s Europa League.
If Wolves were to win the Europa League, they would earn a Champions League group stage place for the 2020/21 season.
They are currently level with Olympiakos 1-1 after the first leg of their last-16 tie. The second leg takes place at Molineux on Thursday, August 6.