We could have a very United North London on Cup Final Day, with the very unusual sight of Tottenham fans cheering on Arsenal against Aston Villa, much to their chagrin!
The fact of the matter is that Tottenham are currently in 7th place in the League, and if they stay there, which is highly probable, then they NEED Arsenal to beat Aston Villa on Cup Final Day to ensure that the Spuds get their usual Thursday night dogfight.
In the old days (like last year lol) if Arsenal (or any team in the Top Four) won the FA Cup, then the runners-up in the Cup Final would take their place in the Europa League, like Hull did last year, but now UEFA have changed the rules so that if Arsenal win the Cup again, then that last Europa place will go to the next highest-placed team in the League table.
So Tottenham’s European place could be at the mercy of Arsenal winning the Cup! Conversely there may be many Spurs fans that would rather NOT be in the Mickey Mouse Thursday League, but then us Gooners will also get the pleasure of pissing those fans off as well, by ensuring they can’t escape the competition.
Its a win/win for Arsenal fans as far as I can see!