Midfielder who joined Arsenal in 2011 after spending six seasons with Everton; helped lead Rangers FC to a Scottish Premier League title, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup in 2002-03.
He spent his youth career with Antiguoko and Barcelona.
He played on the Spanish U16 team from 1998 to 1999.
He had two children with his wife Lorena Bernal.
He joined captain Thomas Vermaelen on Arsenal in 2011.