Arsenal’s FA Cup glory means Spurs face three rounds of Europa League qualifying before group stages

Arsenal’s FA Cup glory deals rivals Spurs huge Europa League blow as Jose Mourinho’s men now face three nightmare rounds of qualifying before group stages… potentially facing trips to Estonia and Kazakhstan

  • Arsenal beat London rivals Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley to lift the FA Cup on Saturday
  • The triumph earned the Gunners a Europa League place, stealing Wolves’ spot
  • Mikel Arteta’s side also bumped Tottenham down the qualification order 
  • Jose Mourinho’s men face a gruelling qualifying run just for the group stages
  • They could face Belarusian, Kazakh, Montenegrin or even a Faroe Islands club

FA Cup glory is getting ever sweeter for Arsenal, with their triumph plunging Spurs into the Europa League qualification rounds. 

Mikel Arteta bagged his first trophy as Gunners boss with a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang-inspired 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Wembley – landing the north Londoners a spot UEFA’s second-tier competition next season. 

Wolves were the big losers having been reliant on a Chelsea victory for qualification, while Jose Mourinho will also be fuming as extra match-days…