Arsenal got away with a 2-1 win at home after Nikola Zigic scored first for Birmingham. It took a Samir Nasri penalty and a Maouane Chamakh goal to secure the three points for Arsenal.
Arsenal 0-1 Birmingham (Zigic, 33′)
Arsenal 1-1 Birmingham (Nasri penalty, 41′)
Arsenal 2-1 Birmingham (Chamakh, 47′)