French midfielder who captained Arsenal in several FA Cup tournaments. He was a member of the French national team from 1997 to 2009.
He moved with his family from Senegal to France when he was eight.
He was part of France's 1998 World Cup-winning national team.
He married Cheryl Vieira in 2006.
He was teammates with Robert Pires on the French national team that won the 1998 World Cup.