Wenger insisted that his Arsenal side must respond to FA Cup defeat when they face Bayern Munich in Champions League. The Gunners lost 1-0 to Blackburn Rovers in the fifth round, the first time Wenger has been beaten by a side from a lower league in the FA Cup.
Wenger has now called on his players to show character ahead of an important last-16 tie against Munich.
"The Bayern game is an opportunity to show we have character and that we are men who can fight for each other," said Wenger.
"The season is not over, not for me anyway. We have a massive game on Tuesday and we have to show a response."
Wenger also stressed that this was Arsenal’s first-ever FA Cup exit to lower-league opposition during his reign, although he did acknowledge ruefully that they had also fallen to League Two side Bradford City in the Capital One Cup earlier in the season.
“But 16 years without losing to lower-league sides in the FA Cup, nobody had done that," he continued.
“It’s disappointing it’s happened twice this season, but I prepared for the games in exactly the same way I had in the previous years. I’m very unhappy as well, don’t worry.”
Arsenal welcome Munich on Tuesday, with the away leg three weeks later. They face Tottenham Hotspur and Everton in-between in what is a crucial period for the Gunners.