Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech believes Arsene Wenger's two decades of service to the club has earned him the right to leave on his own terms.
The Gunners boss has experienced one of his worst runs of results recently, losing six of his last nine games while dropping to sixth in the Premier League standings.
The poor performances has resulted in a growing unrest from a section of Arsenal fans who want the Frenchman to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season.
However, Wenger is yet to make a decision on his future and seems inclined to sign a new deal – a decision Cech believes deserves to be his.
"I think the main thing is how the season pans out, that will have a big influence," the Czech star told reporters. "After more than 20 years, he has the right to decide that.
"As players, we need to focus on ourselves, on our performances. If we win five matches, the situation will change.
"It's not just the coach who is responsible, but the players as well. We still have time to recover, but it's running out quick.
"We need to win straight away, the team has the experience to turn this situation around."