The game represented a crucial test for both sides whose managers have been under scrutiny from supporters and media this season.
Arsenal started the game well, but found themselves 1-0 down as Wayne Rooney’s long range effort on 12 minutes gave him his 15th goal against the north Londoners.
It appeared to be a case of here we go again, but Arsene Wenger’s side kept plugging away and found the equaliser through Nacho Monreal five minutes before half-time.
The goal gave Arsenal the impetus in the second half, Alexis Sanchez set up Mesut Ozil to put the Gunners in front. And when Idrissa Gueye was sent off for a second yellow, the Gunners punished Everton through Alexandre Lacazette and Aaron Ramsey.
Oumar Niasse pulled one back in stoppage time, but Sanchez wrapped up the scoring before the final whistle.
Gooners, what did you make of the performance? Let us know in the comments…