Star French striker who helped lead France's national team for over a decade and played for Arsenal and FC Barcelona during the height of his career; he joined the New York Red Bulls in the MLS in 2010.
He made his professional debut with AS Monaco FC in 1994.
He netted 174 goals in 254 appearances for Arsenal from 1999 to 2007.
He was married to Claire Merry until their divorce in 2007.
He developed a close friendship with fellow French athlete Tony Parker.