Declan Rice says Arsenal’s “never-say-die attitude” is fuelling their belief they can win the title.

The 24-year-old midfielder scored a 97th-minute winner as Arsenal beat Luton 4-3 to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Mikel Arteta’s side had been trailing 3-2 with half an hour to go after two errors from goalkeeper David Raya.

Rice came to Arsenal’s rescue, though, and his goal was the ninth that Arsenal have scored in the 84th minute or later in the League this season.

Those late shows have earned the Gunners an extra nine points — and Rice believes the side’s refusal to give up makes them confident they can win Arsenal’s first title since 2004.

“Last year, they [Arsenal] were eight points clear and obviously lost the title,” he said.

“This year, there seems to be a different feel around the place in terms of being stern, being steady, being composed in big moments.

“Tonight, Luton caused us a massive threat and it looked like we were going to drop points.

“But this season, it’s that never-say-die attitude that we’ve got that we keep pushing, keep fighting to the end, and I think that’s our fifth goal in added time.

“We should start scoring a bit earlier! But to score in added time, it shows what we are made of and we will never stop believing.”

Rice has been in fine form for Arsenal since joining in the summer from West Ham and has been unfazed by his £105million price tag.

“I have always believed in my ability,” he said. “When I signed with Arsenal I was fully confident I could come here and perform at a really high level.

“But also, it is about staying level-headed, staying focused and not letting your feet get off the ground.”