Mourinho has previously described Wenger as "a voyeur" and a "specialist in failure".
The Frenchman announced last week that he would end his 22-year reign with the north London club, a period that saw him frequently come to verbal blows with Mourinho - and they even had a touchline scuffle. "I know that one thing is to go to a club that is prepared to win and you just need to arrive and give the last touches".
"There are little things where it would be obviously better without them, some gestures, some words would be better without it", Mourinho said. I hope so and feel so, but what I'm sure about is next season.
"But again when I arrived in England 2004, Arsenal was the champion and it was the famous champions of the Invincibles".
For the remainder of this campaign, Sanchez can help his side finish on a high as they'll want to secure second place and win the FA Cup. [Dennis] Bergkamp, Thierry [Henry], [Sol] Campbell, an wonderful team, so thank you very much for that - they pushed us to the limits.More news: Mexico Outraged After Murder of Three Film Students
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They are second in the league standings behind confirmed champions Manchester City and host rivals Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday.
But in the end I respect him a lot, I try to show that in the past couple of years. It was between Sir Alex (Ferguson) and Mr Wenger.
"We needed that. We needed more experience, more mental aggression and I knew sooner or later it was coming".
Mourinho has the luxury of a full outfield complement as he enters the final five games of the 2017/18 season, providing a remarkably stark contrast to the bedraggled and ever diminishing options at his disposal at the same point previous year as he sought to maintain parity in the Premier League while keeping his main options ready for the Europa League.