If Arsenal are to fail to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in two decades, I personally would rather we drop out of Europe altogether, but with the winner of the FA cup likely to be one of the top four if not the Gunners it would put the sides finishing 5,6 and 7 in the Europa League.
It is possible that we could finish 8th, especially if Arsenal keep playing the way we have been, but it is unlikely. Unless we really start to show our best form though, it looks like we could be playing in the Europa League next season, because Manchester United punished our failure to get anything from West Brom to the maximum today with a win away to Middlesborough.
That puts them two points above us after the same games played and you have to say that despite their heavy fixture list it is Arsenal who look more likely to drop points. Even if we do finish ahead of United there are still four clubs above us in the table and we now have Everton equal on points and playing well.
Is this the year that Arsenal do not even win the Wenger trophy?