EPL 2012 / 13 Season August 19, 2012, 07:28:44 am Arsenal v SunderlandArsenal really looked out of solutions with the absence of RVP, and I still insist that Wenger brought the wrong additions to make up for the Dutch departure. Sunderland played well and defended with more than 6 or 7 men, but Arsenal couldn't create what they used to be able of. Gervinho was lively but his last touch wasn't always the best, while Walcot was out of the coverage area.Podolski played in the ST position, and he is not fit for that kind of role, as he always play as a LS or LW, but never a lone striker, and that showed in the game v Sunderland. The German international hasn't been in great form since he joined Bayern few years ago.Giroud I see is another disappointment, reminding me of Chamakh. He wasted a golden opportunity yesterday, and couldn't do much for the remaining minutes he played. He is a good striker, but not the type that Arsenal need at the moment to make the fans forget about RVP.One positive aspect was Cazorla, as he showed promise, and I'm sure hes going to develop more with games to come. He moved nicely and his passes and shooting were dangerous.I think Wenger's subs weren't that smart either, instead of withdrawing Podolski, he could've taken Walcot out and bring Giroud in, push Podolski to the left and Gervinho to the right wing. Bringing in Arshavin really was a sign of desperation, because the russian obviously in his worst footballing condition.Losing Song will deepen Arsenal's troubles, so they badly need a top striker and a CM before the transfer window closes.WBA v Liverpool It is disheartening to see Liverpool in that condition. I don't know what is going wrong, perhaps a lack of confidence,. They were ok in the first half, although Glen playing left back wasn't a good thing, because aside from him being weak with his left foot, the right-back Kelly isn't the best replacement. Gera's goal was fantastic and Reina could do nothing about.Borini wasn't the striker a Liverpool fan would dream of having, hes good, but not good enough in my opinion. Suarez was unlucky with his last touch but he showed some good skills in the first half mainly. But that doesn't win games.Allen was overrated, and proved it in yesterday's game as he didn't add much to Liverpool's midfield. Lucas is still regaining match fitness, while Gerrard is aging.After Agger's stupid red, Skertl clumsy challenge on Long that was given a penalty (might be a bit harsh) and finally the speed and strength of Lukaku in the WBA attack, didn't give Liverpool the chance to get back into the game in the second period. I don't know if Rogers is the man for Liverpool, but surely his formation didn't work in that game, so he needs to re-think his options and look to add another player or two to his team.I believe they need another striker, a play maker and a center back.Newcastle v SpursWhat is Villas-Boas thinking having one striker in the squad!! thb, Newcastle weren't in a good form and didn't create much either, but were smart to take their chances. A draw would have been a fair result.Spurs should have gotten a goal in the first half, with Defoe's shot finding the bottom of the post, and Bale's header hitting the bar. Defoe's equalizer was offside anyway, but Ba's goal was genius.P. Cisse disappeared in the game, while Ben Arfa looked dangerous on some occasions and managed a penalty after a silly foul by Lennon. Krul was great like last season, and saved Newcastle on many occasions. The absentees in Newcastle defense were apparent, and we could tell that Perch is no top CB. Santon is good in attack, but weaker in defense.I think Spurs didn't do bad, Defoe moved well, Sigurdsson was alright though wasted an early chance. Bale wasn't at his best, but had some good runs. But is Gallas really the answer for Tottenham's defense? Modric will be missed indeed unless a quick replacement will be brought.VDV should have been in the starting eleven in my view, he delivered nice passes towards the box since he came in. i don't know if he can fit in the same line-up with Sigurdsson, but if there is a way, then I think they can do some magic together. Lennon can be benched perhaps and VDV goes into the right with Sigurdsson playing in the hole behind the ST.I also think Defoe should stay and given more chance.