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Arteta unhappy Man City lost Brahim Diaz to Real Madrid

Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta admits losing Brahim Diaz midseason was a personal blow.

Arteta worked closely with the midfielder at City before he chose to quit in January for Real Madrid.

"It hurt me a lot," recalled Arteta to Marca.

"He has a huge talent, a lot of personality. And he loves football, he only lives for that."

Diaz left City insisting he felt he had a better chance of regular first team football at Real.

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