Everton boss Marco Silva delighted with deserved win over Arsenal

Everton manager Marco Silva has said that the Toffees deserved the win during the recent Premier League meeting against Arsenal at Goodison Park. The Merseyside outfit had recently ended a 25-game wait to beat an elite Premier League side in the form of Chelsea and they continued with the same vigour against the Gunners, who were convincingly beaten despite the slender 1-0 scoreline.

Speaking after the game, Silva admitted that he was happy with the performance from the club but they should have scored more goals with the chances at their disposal, he told BBC Sport: “I’m really, really happy. We deserved the three points. The chances we created, we should score more goals. It is a fantastic win and one more clean sheet. That’s the spirit I like – the desire to win every challenge. [Earlier in the season] we lost some confidence, we had a break and after we worked really well. It’s the same team with more confidence.”

The Merseyside outfit had gone through a tough spell during the beginning of February where they had suffered three league defeats on the bounce. As such, there were concerns whether Marco Silva would continue to remain at the helm, but the Portuguese has managed to transform the club’s fortunes around with 13 points from the previous six matches.

Out of those, the Toffees have picked up seven points against Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea at home and the run should boost their chances of finishing as the best of the rest. The Toffees are currently just one point behind Leicester City in the race for the seventh spot but they are well aware that the likes of Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers have a game in hand.

As such, they can’t afford any poor performances from now until the end of the season, if they are to make the push for a probable Europa League spot. The seventh position in the Premier League would be assured of a Europa League entry next term, provided Manchester City secure the FA Cup title next month.