Arsene Wenger has earned the right to leave Arsenal on his own terms, according to his managerial predecessor Bruce Rioch.
Wenger steered the Gunners into the semi-finals of the FA Cup on Saturday evening as they brushed aside non-League Lincoln 5-0 at the Emirates Stadium.
But Wenger has come under mounting pressure in recent weeks as Arsenal have slipped outside the top four in the Premier League.
They also crashed out of the Champions League in humiliating fashion, losing 10-2 on aggregate to Bayern Munich.
Some Arsenal fans have protested that Wenger should be replaced, and the manager has admitted that the opinion