Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said that he wants his players to respond to having a bad week by making sure they have a good one.

Wenger's sides hopes of winning silverware this season suffered a dent last week after a 2-0 loss at the Emirates to Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday and a 3-2 defeat by Manchester United in the Premier League 28 February.

The defeat at Old Trafford leaves the Londoners in third place, five points behind surprise leaders Leicester City with 11 games to play, and puts extra pressure on the Gunners to get a good result when they face relegation-threatened Swansea City at the Emirates on Wednesday 2 March.

"We had a very bad week and it's down to us to make of this a very good week, it's as simple as that. That's why you love competition, a bad week is not permanent it's what you make of it and how you respond, that's the beauty as well in sport. Things change quickly one way or the other and that's absolutely beautiful as well.

"I believe that we were disappointed with the results but we have not too much time to dwell on that and we want to focus on the next game," Wenger said, adding that with six home league games remaining winning matches at the Emirates will be vital.

"We know now we have six home games and every home game becomes of course very important."

Arsenal were heavily criticised by pundits after the defeats, but Wenger said his side could bounce back and land a first league title since 2004

"We gave a lot against Barcelona and a disappointing result had certainly an impact on our belief against Man United. So we want to focus on the positives and recover from that, from our defeat at Man United, and recover from that and give our best until the end of the season now.

"We are professional and we want to focus on how we respond to the defeat. It can happen, we lost at Man United 3-2, we are not happy with the result of course but if you analyse well I think we had two lapses of focus that we paid for and it made the game difficult for us after.

Wenger called on his players to stick together and fight back from the disappointments of the previous two games. "That's what we want to do, transform the negatives around us into positives and create even more solidarity," he said before calling for some perspective from the media.

"Let's not go overboard, we do not play to be relegated we play to fight for the Premiership, and that's why we have to put things and criticism in the right place."

Swansea are battling for Premier League survival, sitting in 16th place just two places and three points above the relegation zone, making them potentially tricky opponents.