Arsenal blow as City make inquiry to Real Madrid over Isco summer deal
Emery believes the 26-year-old winger would add quality to his side as he continues to overhaul the Arsenal squad he acquired toward the beginning of the season.
However, their odds of enticing Isco to North London have been seriously threatened after reports in Spain claimed City have now made a move.
AS say Pep Guardiola has identified the wide man as one of his top transfer targets for the end of the season as he keeps on advancing his squad.
And they say officials from the Etihad have already made contact through intermediaries to sounds him out about doing the change to Manchester.
He has struggled for regular games, and when he does play he has been singled out for maltreatment by the boo-young men at the Bernabeu.
With the Spanish giants struggling for form this season, it is Isco who has born the brunt of their disappointments as they sneered him from the stands.