On 23 June 1976, former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira was born in Dakar, Senegal, according to the Official Club website.
Despite playing for AS Cannes in the French League and AC Milan in Serie A, Patrick Vieira rose to prominence after joining Arsenal in 1996, soon after fellow Frenchman Arsene Wenger got the top job at Highbury. His towering figure, his aerial dominance, and composed ability to create chances going forward saw him clinch the domestic double on his first full season with the Gunners.
During his trophy laden career at Highbury, his most glorious moment was during the 2004/2005 season when he captained his side to clinching the golden trophy after winning the Premier League title unbeaten.
According to Arsenal.com, his decisive penalty that saw them overcome arch rivals Manchester United to clinch the 2005 FA Cup title proved to be the last time Vieira adorned the Arsenal jersey, as the midfielder left the club at the end of the season.
Patrick Vieira went on to join Juventus after making 406 appearances for the Gunners.