Arsenal will no longer have to worry about the worst-case scenario of midfielder Mikel Arteta leaving the Emirates.
The Daily Mail reports that the Gunners midfielder has officially penned a one-year contract to stay with the team.
The 33-year-old was rumoured to have been considering a move back to Spain, as he hails from there and played a season at Real Sociedad.
The Spanish international was also considered a candidate to leave the Emirates because of an ankle injury that forced him to undergo surgery and miss three months of the 2014-15 campaign.
Arteta has played the last four seasons at Arsenal after spending eight seasons with Everton.
The midfielder scored six goals in each of his first two seasons with Arsenal, but he was held to none in last year’s injury-filled campaign.
Although his scoring days may be behind him, Arteta will undoubtedly provide veteran leadership for a team that is looking to win their first Premier League title since 2004.