It ended up being comfortable for Arsenal in the end. You can watch highlights of the victory below and read the report here.
- Substitute Louise Quinn scores twice for the hosts
- Rachel Williams gave Birmingham the lead within 38 seconds
- Arsenal temporarily rise to second
- Birmingham stay 6th
A thoroughly entertaining game ends with Arsenal taking the three points.
The Gunners temporarily move up to second, whilst the visitors stay sixth.
That's the three points secured for the hosts.
A corner is met by Louise Quinn who grabs her second since coming off the bench.
A long Jordan Hobbs free-kick is met by Louise Quinn in the penalty area and she glances it past a stranded Sophie Baggaley.
But should it have been a free-kick in the first place? Emma Byrne, the former Arsenal goalkeeper, on co-comms didn't think it was.
Wow! Arsenal's lead only lasts just over two minutes.
A cross in from the left is met by Rachel Williams, who now has a brace. She takes Arsenal keeper Anna Moorhouse out in the process but the goal stands.
The hosts are infront.
Danielle Carter does brilliantly and puts Danielle van de Donk through and she rounds Sophie Baggaley and slots into the empty net.
Arsenal get us back underway at The Hive.
Dick Kerr Ladies, dubbed "the greatest women's team ever", have been honoured with a blue plaque at the factory where the team were formed.
Find out more by watching the clip below.
Women's Super League Two clubs have been invited to apply to join WSL 1 for the 2017-18 winter season, to replace the defunct Notts County Ladies.
The decision has disappointed Doncaster Rovers Belles' who wish the FA had made a "decisive appointment".
You can read more about the Belles' disappointment here.
We go into the break all-square.
After Birmingham broke the deadlock within the opening minute, Arsenal equalise late on.
A thoroughly interesting half.
Heather O'Reilly latches on the end of a lovely weighted pass from Danielle van de Donk and slots past Sophie Baggaley.
Lovely finish from the American.
It's one apiece on the woodwork front!
Arsenal's Fara Williams steps up and curls a free-kick from around 22 yards out against the bar.
Was she aiming for goal there? Or was she crossing the ball?
Arsenal look rattled. They've started the game really sloppily.
A Paige Williams corner causes absolute chaos in the Arsenal box and it ends in Birmingham's captain Emily Westwood hitting the underside of the bar.
Was it in? Decide for yourselves by watching below.
WHAT A START!
38 seconds into the game and Rachel Williams rises highest at the back post to head Birmingham into the lead.
Arsenal: Moorhouse, Scott, Patten, Wubben-Moy, Williamson, Nobbs, Williams, Carter, van de Donk, O'Reilly, Mead.
Birmingham City: Baggaley, Sargeant, Westwood, Mannion, Carter, Stringer, Mayling, P Williams, Hegerberg, R Williams, Brazil.
Both sides were in action on Wednesday night.
Arsenal needed a 96th minute equaliser from Jordan Nobbs to secure a point away at Chelsea. You can watch highlights of that game below.
Birmingham bounced back from their FA Cup final defeat by beating Bristol City 2-0 at home.
You can read a report of Wednesday's action here.
We're around the midway stage of the inaugural WSL Spring Series and this is how the table currently looks.
Arsenal, could be described as "draw specialists" after drawing three of their first four fixtures.
Whilst Birmingham sit in sixth, after a couple of draws and a win and a defeat. They were also beaten finalists in last weekends FA Cup final.
Watch live worldwide coverage of Arsenal v Birmingham City by using the play icon at the top of this page. UK users can also relive goals in this live text.
The BBC have secured the rights to show the Women's Super League One Spring Series across TV, radio and online. The season started in April and runs until early June.
The Spring Series is a one-off transitional competition before the WSL's switch to a winter calendar for 2017-18. Each team plays each other once and there is no promotion or relegation.