Neven Subotic has put an end to speculation over his future by signing a two-year contract extension with Borussia Dortmund.
The Serbia defender had been linked with a move to Arsenal with just a year remaining on his previous deal with the Bundesliga club.
Subotic has opted to remain at Signal Iduna Park as Dortmund prepare to start a new era under Thomas Tuchel following the end of Jurgen Klopp’s reign.
“I’m extremely happy about my decision to stay with BVB. Dortmund has now become my second home. I’m now looking forward to a successful future with our team and our fantastic fans behind us.” said Subotic.
“We have a great deal to do in the immediate future, and I want to make a big contribution.”
Dortmund Chief executive officer Hans-Joachim Watzke said: “Though he’s only 26, Neven is ideal for us due to his many years of experience and continuity with BVB.
“Both on a sporting and a human level, he is a perfect fit for Borussia Dortmund.”
Subotic joined Dortmund from Mainz in 2008 and played a key role in back-to-back Bundesliga title-winning campaigns in 2010/11 and the 2011–12 campaign.
He also lifted the DFB-Pokal in 2012 and will be hoping to repeat that feat when Dortmund face Wolfsburg in this year’s final in Berlin on Saturday.