Jamie Redknapp identifies the two games that cost Arsenal this season

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The Gunners have endured a disappointing campaign once again.

The games against Swansea City and Manchester United are the ones that cost Arsenal this season, Jamie Redknapp has told Sky Sports.

The Gunners were widely expected to challenge for the title this season, having finished last year as one of the in form sides in Europe.

They started strongly as well, with a fine first half of the campaign seeing them head into 2016 at the top of the Premier League table.

The year so far has been a disaster for them though, as a poor run of form has seen them fall away in the title race and end up 12 points behind current leaders Leicester City.

There have been several disappointing displays for them in the second half of the campaign, but Redknapp believes the games against Swansea and United did the real damage.

"The games where they needed to show something were Manchester United away, and Swansea - but they disappointed," he told Sky Sports.

"They remind me a bit of the Liverpool side that I played in where we were full of quality but we didn't have that edge. Wenger speaks about hunger and opportunity, how a lot of these players haven't been through the 'red carpet'.”

"But Tottenham's players have and look at the hunger and desire they're showing. They look full of energy and that has to come from the manager - he has to set the hunger.”

At the moment though, there can be no reflection from the Gunners until the end of the season as they scramble to secure a top four place.

They currently sit fourth in the table and just five points ahead of Manchester United in fifth, with the draw against Sunderland on Sunday a less than idea result.

With United returning to their best form in recent weeks as well Arsenal must first look to secure the wins they need before reflecting on this campaign.

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