The January transfer window is only about a month away from being open but top on Arsene Wenger’s priority is to get his top players extend their Arsenal contract.
According to the Metro, Arsene Wenger has hinted that he is ready to spend big in other 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.
Nonetheless, Wenger knows Sanchez is a very important player and he would definitely do what ever it takes to get him sign another contract.
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.
Speaking after game, Wenger was quizzed about Sanchez’s contract situation and he said:
‘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.