Adams believes Arsenal should have done more in the transfer market to reinforce the side, and questioned some of the club's signings.
"Bringing [Thomas] Partey in is amazing recruitment," he said to Stadium Astro.
“Arteta is doing a fantastic job but I question recruitment.
“Willian, [Nicolas] Pepe, do we need them? Do we add in the right areas? Do we need a right-back?
“I think Gabriel has been another inclusion that has been brilliant, but I question [Emi] Martinez – the goalkeeper – that we let go. Recruitment is so important.
“We have got another player like Patrick [Vieira].
“He was a legend and Partey might go on to be that, he is so impressive.
“It's the first time in a long time that I have got excited about Arsenal recruitment."