Wright wrote in The Sun: "If Wigan reach the FA Cup final — and they’re odds-on favourites to do so — they will almost certainly be playing in Europe next season.
"But in the Latics’ case — as much as it really would be an incredible feat — it could turn out to be a horror story for Roberto Martinez and Co.
"Yet that looks increasingly unlikely, meaning the winners of Saturday’s semi-final can look forward to a place in the Europa League.
"And if that club is Wigan, the town whose only other recent European experience has been a rugby league trip to Catalans, I fear it could lead to a whole lot of trouble.
"Once again they are fighting for their Premier League lives and once again I expect them to pull off the great escape. But look how hard it has been for them to keep their heads above water — and that’s when they are purely focusing on domestic duties."