It will make no difference to Arsenal, at least in terms of when Arsene Wenger has our fantastic forward Alexis Sanchez back on the training ground, which of the two south American teams emerges triumphant from the Copa America final tonight.
The boss has already told us that he is going to make sure that the Chilean star gets a good long break before we call on him again for club duties and that means that Alexis could well miss the first two Premier League games of the season as well as the theoretically meaningless but potentially crucial to our confidence Community Shield clash with Chelsea.
I think that the outcome of tonight´s game between Chile and Argentina really could have a say on how the early season pans put for the Gunners. We already know that Alexis is not like most players and I reckon he would be happy to come straight back to north London as soon as he finishes partying or drowning his sorrows, but I think he would come back in a much better frame of mind if he had a winners medal to celebrate.
At the same time and perhaps even more importantly, I think that the Argentina players´ morale would take a serious hit if they lost. There is much more expectation and pressure on them to win, especially after losing the World Cup final last year and not lifting a trophy for over 20 years.
The Brazilian players like Willian and Coutinho will be coming back to the Premier League under a cloud already and it might be a big help to Arsenal´s title hopes if the likes of Aguero and Di Maria were to do the same. Even if it makes no odds to us whatsoever, this is one Arsenal fan that will have his Chile supporting hat on tonight. Vamos La Roja!