After a frantic start which saw a rasping drive from Alexandre Lacazette hit the post after just three minutes Albion have come back into the game.
Former Seagulls loan target Nacho Monreal put the Gunners in front after Shane Duffy cleared another effort from Lacazette off the line.
A well worked Albion free kick saw a Solly March effort smack against Peter Cech’s post.
Gaetan Bong and Jose Izquierdo are linking up well and causing Arsenal problems.
The Seagulls are 4-2 up on corner kicks but crucially 1-0 down.
From an Albion corner Arsenal broke and Aaron Ramsey saw a close range effort excellently saved by Maty Ryan.