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Arsenal’s FA Cup glory hands Mourinho’s Spurs heavy Euro blow

Arsenal winning the FA Cup has hit North London rival Tottenham’s new season plans.

The Daily Mail says 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 were added to his fixture list upon Anthony Taylor’s full-time whistle.

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Tottenham will have to win three qualifying rounds to even enter next season’s Europa League group stages, with the likes of Kazakh side FC Kaisar and Andorran outfit Santa Coloma potential opponents.

The first match is scheduled for September 17, just five days into the 2020-21 season, meaning Mourinho will already have an additional complicating factor in his team selection for Premier League games.

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