Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hinted that he will splash the cash to keep Alexis Sanchez at the club.
The forward’s current deal ends after next season, and there have been rumours that he could leave the Emirates in the near future.
However, the 27-year-old’s coach is keen to keep him in north London, and spoke on the situation after seeing his side beat Bournemouth 3-1 on Sunday.
Sanchez scored twice as Arsenal dispatched the south coast outfit in a closely fought encounter that keeps them three points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.
‘It is important. How important it is, I don’t know. We will not sort it tonight,’ said the Frenchman.
‘We have some time in front of us. You (the media) like us to spend money, so you should be happy!’
Sanchez has become vital for the Gunners since arriving at the club in 2014, playing both on the wing and as a central striker.
The Chile international has mostly featured as the latter this season, and it has paid off for Arsenal – with the former Barcelona man bagging ten goals and eight assists in 18 appearances in all competitions so far.