Mourinho has emphasised he is focusing just on Saturday's match rather than the title race as a whole - and likened the one-game-at-a-time approach to how tennis great Bjorn Borg was coached.
On Thursday, England boss Gareth Southgate spoke about Jones, saying he had "massive empathy" for Mourinho, while also stressing he had "every trust in our medical team that they make the right calls".
"I tell my players to just think about the game".
Jose is well-known for playing for a draw away at his Top Six rivals, but Wenger shrugged off any talk of Mourinho "parking the bus" "No, I don't expect anything special." he said. We don't think about how many points we are in front of them or how many points behind the leader.
Supporters will be desperate to see the Frenchman take the focus away from Mesut Ozil and put Arsenal's midfield on the back-foot by releasing players further up the pitch. It is hard enough for us to be focused on other things.
Asked if he is more like the clinical Borg or the temperamental McEnroe, Mourinho replied: "I don't play tennis".
United are second in the table ahead of the showdown between Mourinho and his old foe Arsene Wenger.
The Serbia worldwide limped out of the 4-2 win over Watford on Tuesday and Mourinho was anxious the midfielder had picked up an "important" injury. "I don't play tennis".
United will be eager to have Matic available, with Mourinho having later told a news conference that Marouane Fellaini is sidelined through injury.
"I haven't seen them a lot and it is not down to me to judge the way they play".
"It depends what you think about risk", he said. Everybody has to defend and attack, especially in modern football, so for me you can say what you want. "I want him to, he wants to, but I can not guarantee".