The Toffees went into the game just four points behind Arsene Wenger's Gunners, but now lie just one point behind the Gunners after demolishing them today. Roberto Martinez's side dominated the game and came away with a 3-0 win over Arsenal, as goals from Steven Naismith, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas sealed a superb three points.
Now just a point behind with a game in hand, the Toffees are optimistic over there chances of breaking into the top four, which would guarantee them a place in the Champions League next season - a stunning achievement from Martinez in his first year in charge since replacing David Moyes last summer.
Everton fans were evidently delighted with such a dominant display, as fans praised manager Martinez and a whole host of players as they saw their side turn in arguably their finest performance of the campaign when they needed it most, adding to the belief around the club.
I would happily spend £25 million on Lukaku. I'd even consider it a bargain. #EFC— Adam Jebb (@Jebbsy96) April 6, 2014
Arteta own goal, the three sweetest words in the English language #efc— Ben Holmes (@BunkanMerguson) April 6, 2014
Goodison was rocking, what a performance blues, it's on our own hands up the toffees! #EFC— Callam Hughes (@CallamHughes97) April 6, 2014
Shame we have such a hard run-in, but shouldn’t be afraid of anyone. Let’s get it done #EFC— Hywel Jones (@HywelWJ) April 6, 2014
What a result and performance Martinez has changed the whole clubs mentality and attitude proud of all the players and fans today #efc— Phill Hayward (@Haywaphi17) April 6, 2014
I seriously couldn't pick a man of the match there. Every single player put a shift in. Fantastic. #EFC— Ryan (@Ryan_EFC1878) April 6, 2014