That is the opinion of Sky Sports pundit and previous Arsenal ahead Paul Merson.
Sanchez is connected with a transfer clear of the Gunners, with Manchester City and Manchester United each curious about him.
City had been favourites to signal the Chilean till United’s method for him used to be printed on Thursday.
At his pre-match press convention the previous day, Mourinho labelled Sanchez a ‘phenomenal’ participant when requested a couple of attainable deal for the 29-year-old.
Merson says that remark will come again to chew the Portuguese supervisor if Sanchez finally ends up becoming a member of City this month or in the summertime on a unfastened transfer.
“It’s a big gamble what Jose’s done with Alexis Sanchez though by going ‘I want Sanchez’,” Merson stated.
“Because if Sanchez chooses to visit Man City, that’s an actual custard pie to Man United.
“He unquestionably wouldn’t simply say it for the sake of claiming it, there’s were given to be one thing occurring.
“Man United there’s no about about it are nonetheless the most important soccer membership by way of 1,000,000 miles.
“But that might be a custard pie if Mourinho is going ’I need Sanchez’ and he is going ‘no I’m going to visit Man City’.”
Sanchez has scored 8 targets in 22 appearances for Arsenal this season.