Rafa Benitez urged Everton's fans to be 'positive about the future' after his players halted a desperate run of form in spectacular fashion.
Superb late goals from Richarlison and Demarai Gray enabled Everton to beat Arsenal and end a sequence of eight games without a win. More importantly, it transformed the mood of supporters – some of whom arrived at Goodison Park determined to protest about the club's direction.
Marcel Brands, the Sporting Director who quit on Sunday, had said in his departure statement that there were people behind the scenes with different visions of which way to take the club but owner Farhad Moshiri has put faith in Benitez to oversee a transformation.
Rafa Benitez watched Everton snatch a much-needed three points against Arsenal
The Spaniard believes his team have plenty to be positive about after ending their losing run
It will take time but after this richly-deserved three points, Benitez said: 'We have to think about the future now and all go in the right direction. The reality is that this club needs to progress and this has helped us be positive about the future.'
Moshiri, the Iranian