Keeping up with the latest Arsenal news and opinions can be a tough task when on the move. However, possessing a few quality Arsenal Apps can help keep you updated and engaged with the worldwide Arsenal community.
As well as keeping on top of the latest news, a solid selection of Arsenal Apps will help you combat your Arsenal withdrawal symptoms during the dreaded international breaks, and those long summer intervals.
So, in time for the last week of the 2013 Winter Transfer Window, we have compiled 15 of the very best Arsenal Apps, separated into two categories. The first is for dedicated, Arsenal themed apps. The second is for general footballing apps, which offer value to Arsenal fans. The links are included in Green, so get downloading!
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Boyd Hilton, Dermot O’Leary and Dan Baldwin have joined forces to create possibly the best unofficial Arsenal podcast the world has ever seen. Every week, Footballistically Arsenal release an entertaining 35-minute episode discussing the results and events making up the current Arsenal news, as well as looking forward to the week ahead. In their own words, “It’s basically three club level media-ponces talking Arsenal.”
2. The Official Arsenal App – [iOS, £2.99 / $4.99]
Although the Official Arsenal App doesn’t offer anything particularly unique, it is of course worthy of a mention. You get all the features of the Arsenal website, including news and match reports. You can easily check upcoming fixtures, and If you’re an Arsenal member, you can enjoy all the Arsenal feature videos seamlessly the video section of the app. Does what it says on the tin.
The world-renowned Arsenal blog, now has a dedicated, completely free app. The most exciting feature offered is by far the live blog feed, which provides you with a live text commentary through Arsenal matches – just in case you aren’t home to watch. You’ll also have access to the daily Arseblog posts, and their weekly podcast discussing recent news & events.
4. One Nil To The… – [iOS, Free]
If you’ve ever felt the urge to break into an Arsenal chant, this app is for you. One Nil To The… has a long list of classic and contemporary Arsenal chants, complete with text and audio. You’ll never miss that classic Emirates Stadium atmosphere ever again. Well, you know what I mean.
The most successful unofficial Arsenal fanzine now offers an entirely free app, with full access to its monthly issues. Since it’s launch in 1987, The Gooner has established itself as the best-selling Arsenal fanzine in the world. It’s witty yet informative articles are usually spot on when it comes to expressing the majority view of Arsenal fans across the world.
Downloading the LadyArse app gives you full access to all LadyArse blog content, LadyArse Gossip & their outspoken Twitter feed, direct to your smart phone. The popular blog was established in August 2008, and has since claimed a large following due to good Arsenal insights, as well as its honest distinction between Arsenal News & Arsenal Gossip.
7. Arsenal Tweets – [Android, Free]
Sifting through copious amounts of irrelevant tweets on Twitter can be annoying when you’re trying to find out the latest Arsenal news. Arsenal Tweets allows you to individually view tweets from; the official Arsenal account, certified Arsenal Players, Arsenal experts/bloggers & selected Arsenal fans.
8. Talk Arsenal – [iOS, £0.69 / $0.99]
If you’re looking to discuss the latest news & gossip about Arsenal, then Talk Arsenal is certainly for you. Not only do they compile all the latest news stories for you in once place, but they also give you the option to join an online discussion with Gooners from around the world regarding the most recent news stories. Their online discussion area is always good for a laugh.
The vastly popular online Arsenal community, now offers an app packed with blogs, general articles, previews, reviews. Reader submitted articles are also included to give you the full range of Arsenal opinion. The app also allows you to follow the latest tweets from site owner Mean Lean.
Reckon you can do better than Arsene Wenger? Arsenal Fantasy 2013 puts you in charge of the Gunners. You can sign new players (yes, really), train your existing ones, and if you’re lucky, you might finally win us some trophies. Brilliantly designed and can become quite addictive.
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11. EPL Addicts – [iOS, Free]
A uniquely designed app which allows you to follow one or more Premier League teams at once. You can browse through top stories, or view recent quotes by managers and players, along with league tables. EPL Addicts also offers a live blog service for each league game.
The popular online goal reporting website now has an app which provides you with a video of the very latest goals across the major leagues in Europe, as well as comical and extraordinary footballing incidents from across the world. 101 Great Goals is surprisingly fast at getting goal videos online, allowing you to view goals just minutes after they are scored.
13. iFooty – [iOS, Free]
A very well designed app to help you keep track of Arsenal in the Premier league, as well as leagues from around the world. It’s particularly useful when keeping track of upcoming Champions League opponents. Their live blog feature is also well designed and works like a charm.
14. Four Four Two Stats Zone – [iOS, Free]
Powered by Opta statistics, Four Four Two Stats Zone has unrivalled statistical accuracy. They offer match statistics, head-to-head scores and individual player statistics in extreme detail. You’ll easily get lost in the analysis of Arsenal’s performances from this handy app. A must have.
With 2.5million players, how could we not mention Fantasy Premier League? Manage your team throughout the season, picking the most in-form players to gain points on your opponents. By far the most addictive app on our list.
So there you have it. Fifteen of the very best Arsenal & football apps to keep you entertained, engaged and up to date. Have we missed out one of your favourite Arsenal apps? Let us know about it in the comments section below.