Fabregas plight at Arsenal "like a kidnapping"

The situation Cesc Fabregas finds himself in at Arsenal is akin to a "kidnapping" and the English club...

Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas celebrates a goal during the team's Champions League match against Barcelona on 16/02/11. Picture: AFP.

The situation

Cesc Fabregas finds himself in at Arsenal is akin to a "kidnapping" and

the English club should allow him to return to Barcelona, the mayor of

his home town was quoted as saying on Friday.

Fabregas, 24, has made no

secret of his wish to return one day to the club he left as a

16-year-old in 2003 but has stopped short of publicly demanding a

transfer.

"We want him to come

right away, he is experiencing a kidnapping," Estanislau Fors i Garcia,

the mayor of Catalan town Arenys de Mar where Fabregas grew up, was

quoted as saying in Barcelona-based daily Sport.

"If the English are so honourable they should behave properly," he added.

"He has to stop clowning around because it's disorienting for all of us."