Good questions pal.
These are my thoughts......
The club at that time was very used to being in big game surroundings and we had some world class players... We'd won the league cup 2 seasons previously and then finished third in the top division the season after, plus had a little trip to Europe earlier in 92/93. We then went on a crazy run from early December, winning 7 straight Premier League games, interspersed with the two cup runs, just battering teams so whilst we were extremely excited by Wembley, we were now getting used to success. Bearing this in mind I would say that Cardiff 2005 & Wembley 2016 (for me) was more exciting because of the poor fayre that we'd had to endure post 1996, although the prizes on offer in 05 & 16 weren't as high a profile as what was there in 93. For me the 91 League Cup final was the rival to 2005 & 2016.
For me, the pinnacle of that whole 1991-93 period was beating the blunts at Wembley - but we were never the same team or club after that game. If I'm being totally honest, the day after April 3rd 1993 was when we started to fall. We just never hit those standards again sadly.
Arsenal played slightly fewer games than us that season as they weren't involved in Europe (4 games less I think).
Post Wembley Semi, the Sheffield derby in the Premier League at Hillsborough (for me) just became a game that we simply didn't want to lose. They were well fired up for it but luckily we avoided defeat with a Paul Warhurst equalizer after they'd looked the slightly better side that game. Hillsborough crackled that night!
For me the Derby game build ups then were just as horrible as they are now!
The last league game at Hillsborough in 1992/3 was, as you say, against Arsenal. Both sides were pretty depleted post Coca-Cola final and the atmosphere was very relaxed, almost party like as the big one was still to come, and we couldn't lose both finals could we?
For what it's worth I will never ever forgive Woods for that horrendous attempt at saving the Linighan header in the FA Cup Final replay. We had played so well to drag ourselves back into both the original staging and then the replay. It was heartbreaking to lose it like that. My pals and I travelled back from that in total silence, in fact the walk down Wembley Way after the game was like a scene from the holocaust - thousands of devastated people just shuffling along in silence in tears and disbelief at what they had seen.
It was an amazing period in our 151 year history mate. #wawaw