The 23-year-old is currently on loan from Real Madrid and was named as a substitute for the north London derby.
But after coming on in the second half, Ceballos made an immediate impact as Arsenal pushed for the victory.
Former Gunners captain Adams was impressed with the Spaniard’s display and admits Unai Emery’s attack can make up for their shortcomings at the back.
‘We’ve just got to sort out the other end of the pitch, really. All over the place,’ Adams told Premier League Productions.
‘We’re not pulling the strings, we’re not feeding the front three.
‘If we can get the ball into the front three you can see what they can do.
‘Then just hope for the best at the back, I think that’s all you can do with this mob.
‘Ceballos coming on and starting to make us tick, I think he was impressive.
‘Just because you’ve got the three strikers, you need someone to link it.
‘Actually, if we got a good back four in place we’d be going places, I think.
‘That’s the problem, I was disappointed in the summer that we didn’t get someone, or two big, strong defenders.
‘Because you’ve seen up the other end they are scoring goals for fun.’