With Arsenal being the only one of the four FA cup semi-finalists not currently occupying a place in the top four of the Premier League, and of course the fact that the Gunners are currently playing like a bunch of drunken old women, the chances are that the team who lifts the FA cup trophy next month will not be claiming their place in the Europa League next season.
That will mean that the Europa League entries from England will be the sides who finish fifth, sixth and seventh in the EPL table, which has almost certainly not escaped the notice of the two teams directly below Arsenal. Everton are actually level on points but the gap to West Brom of seven is not that big, so even though we have played two fewer games than both teams, I reckon that Ronald Koeman and Tony Pulis may just be harbouring ideas about finishing above Arsenal this year.
I kind of hope so, because that could end up doing us a big favour, at least for this weekend of EPL games, as both the Toffees and the Baggies are up against teams currently above us in the table. If either Everton can get something from their game at Liverpool or West Brom from their trip to face Man United it would be a huge boost for Wenger and the Arsenal players ahead of our own crunch match.