By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The Frenchman will lead Arsenal as they face Swansea in the FA Cup on Sunday with the competition arguably the club's only chance of earning silverware this season.
The Gunners have already been eliminated from the Capital One Cup and are well off the pace in the Premier League - a mammoth 18 points behind leaders Manchester United. They're also considered as rank outsiders for the Champions League and will face a strong Bayern Munich side in the round of 16.
Similarly, Mourinho has had to endure an equally difficult time as the demanding scribes in the Spanish media have repeatedly called for the sacking of the Portuguese coach after Madrid's disappointing start to the season. The capital club could not top their group in the Champions League group stages and are already 16 points behind Barcelona in the title race.
The ex-Chelsea coach has only kept his place thus far because it is believed the club executives are waiting to see if he can lead the side to a much-coveted tenth Champions League win. However, a failure to do so or a continuation of the poor performances in the league could very well see an end to Mourinho's tenure.
But Mourinho stated that he does not mind the pressure as he believes it has brought out the best in him and helped him win 12 trophies over the past eight years, while Arsenal have yet to taste success since their 2005 FA Cup win.
Despite that record, Wenger is highly respected by the upper echeleon of management at the Emirates Stadium and does not really fear the sack. Mourinho envies such stability but warned that it also comes at a price.
"Yes I would love to have that stability at a club. But at the same time I think for my mentality I also need the pressure to succeed," the Real boss told SunSport.
"And if no one imposes that pressure on me then I would impose that pressure on myself. The pressure to win things.
"Yes it's possible to be one or two seasons building for the future and not being at the level to win things. But no longer, because my mentality is I always need the pressure of winning things.
"Maybe it could happen soon for Arsenal. They play good football and produce good players.
"And they're always buying players in every transfer window so surely sooner or later they should do something, should win something."
And he seemed to rule out former club Chelsea from the title race after seeing the Manchester clubs rise to the fore in recent weeks. Moreover, he also predicts that Arsenal would miss out on the Champions League for the first time in 16 years this season.
"United are top and when they are up there it is never easy to kick them out of first place.But City have an incredible squad and they are the champions and will fight to remain champions.
"[For Chelsea,] the defeat to QPR has killed their chances of being champions but they have a game in hand and will fight for the top four again.
"So for me the top four will be United, City, Spurs and Chelsea.
"So far this season Arsenal have been up and down - they're good and not so good.
"They are not in the top four but they have always finished in the top four so you can say ‘Why not again this season?'
"But it will be tough. They will be fighting with Tottenham, Chelsea and Everton so it be very difficult.
"Everton and David Moyes also deserve to finish in the top four because his work is so good.
"The team is so consistent, compact, well disciplined and organised and their spirit I like very much.
"But the champions will be between the two teams of Manchester. I'm certain of that."
Madrid are in action against Sociedad just half an hour after the completion of Arsenal's tie against Swansea later on Sunday.