Ben White credits Arsenal belief for Luton Town win

Arsenal had to dig deep to escape with three points against Luton Town, but Ben White says the team's belief got them through.
Luton Town v Arsenal FC - Premier League
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Arsenal was pushed all the way by Luton Town as a late Declan Rice goal spared the Gunners' blushes, and defender Ben White credits the team's belief as the catalyst for the win.

Arsenal maintained the rage against Luton Town in a 4-3 thriller as Declan Rice's stoppage-time winner secured all three points for Mikel Arteta's side.

The game was anything but easy for Arteta's team as Luton gave as good as they got, often forcing the Gunners into mistakes early on. Despite Arsenal taking the lead multiple times, Luton clawed their way back several times before taking the lead in the second half.

But Arsenal has been there before and for defender Ben White, the team's belief that it would get a result is what propelled them to keep fighting the fight right up until the last kick of the game.

“It was an amazing game for everyone watching at home,” White said via “It was amazing to get it at the last minute, three points is all that matters.
As many games as we can keep winning it’s going to help us in the end. I think everyone still believed and maybe that’s why we managed to get it at the end.”

With Manchester City losing to Aston Villa (22 shots to two in Villa's favor), the Gunners now move six points clear of Pep Guardiola's side, but Liverpool remain the closest to Arsenal, just two points behind in second after their 2-0 win over Sheffield United.

The Gunners now take on Aston Villa in the Premier League fresh off their win over City. Unai Emery has made Villa Park a fortress with the 1-0 win over City, it now marks 14 straight home wins for Villa and they present Arsenal a serious challenge.

The Gunners will be without Arteta on the touchline after his third yellow card of the season as he was booked for celebrating Rice's goal (spare me), so it has an uphill feel about it for Arsenal.

But with that "belief," White speaks of, Arsenal will always fancy their chances, and with Villa third in the league table, just four points behind the Gunners, a juicy chance has presented itself.

Arsenal are flying at the moment, and Villa are unbeatable at home - something's got to give.