Kim Little scored the only goal of the game as Arsenal opened up their Premier League title defence with a narrow victory at Birmingham.
The Scotland international struck in the second minute as Tony Gervaise's side made a perfect start to the new campaign. But the champions did not have things their own way after that.
Birmingham gave Arsenal a physical test and threatened to snatch a point but the visitors kept an all-important clean sheet to secure all three points.
- Lander 60
- Little Goal!
- Coombs 60