Wenger says there are two major factors that will decide whether or not they can get the other two players to renew their deals- earning money and winning trophies.
He doesn't seem to fit into David Moyes' plans, but Mourinho is a fan of the player.
But City are reluctant to meet Arsenal's £35 million (€39m) asking price and foot the £5m (€5.6m) bill Sanchez's agent, Fernando Felicevich, is reputed to want for his part in the deal.
Arsene Wenger has also not ruled out an exit for Sanchez, saying that he wants to Chilean to be with Arsenal for the rest of the season but is waiting to see how the transfer window unfolds in the coming days.
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There have been a few players linked with a move to Arsenal, the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Nabil Fekir, and Malcom have all been touted for a potential January transfer. No player would say: "'Oh I hope he doesn't come.' Every one of us is playing really well right now and everyone has confidence", the German said. But Wenger reiterated his stance that this is the new normal because of inflated transfer fees that make it more profitable for players to run down their contracts and then ask for massive signing fees and wages from their new club instead.
Mourinho's United are understood to have thrown their hat into the ring, bidding around £25 million to trump City's £20 million offer as they seek to bolster their attacking options and deny their bitter rivals.
Nevertheless, Mourinho does not think that any signing will bridge the gap between United and City in terms of points in the Premier League this season, with Guardiola's side 15 clear ahead of its trip to Liverpool on Sunday.
"I think when a person insults another, you can expect a response or you can expect contempt, silence", Mourinho said. The recent 2-1 victory in the first leg of the English Football League Cup semifinal against Bristol City nearly sealed the final spot for the club in the tournament and football pundits believe City could be on its way to clinch four trophies this season, including the coveted UEFA Champions League. I don't want to give you wrong information. We appreciate what a good player he is.
Reflecting on United's reported interest in the former Barcelona forward, Wenger added: "A bidding war is always beneficial to the club who can take advantage of it".