Silva praises Toffees after Gunners win
Everton boss Marco Silva praised a quality performance from his side and says they could have beaten Arsenal by more.
After waiting more than two years for a win over one of the Premier League's big six, Everton now have two in successive home matches, as Phil Jagielka struck early to earn a 1-0 win over a lacklustre Gunners.
The win moved Everton within a point of seventh-placed Leicester and Silva was very pleased with the three points.
"Delighted. Everything that we did since the first minute, the desire, the fantastic spirit and we deserved the three points," said the Portuguese.
"We were the best team on the pitch. With more goals, it would be more fair. The chances we have created, we should score more goals."
After a dreadful run of three league victories in 14 between December and February, the Toffees have now won three games in a row.
They restricted Arsenal to just two shots on target and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, disciplined in the week after being involved in a fracas at a pub in the early hours of Monday, had the quietest of afternoons.
"We are in a fantastic run apart from the last 30 minutes against Newcastle and we lost that because of an offside goal," added Silva.
"The first three months of the season, we had a fantastic run. We had that period in December and January which were not good months for us at all and we lost some confidence.
"In that two months, the details were making the difference against us and we worked on that. The performance is helping us also. I can see our goalkeeper had a calm afternoon, a very good sign for us."
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.