Will Arsene Wenger leave Arsenal at the end of the season?
In other words, Wenger's first finish outside the Premier League's top four could be finessed into a minor regression, a nothing-to-see-here, one-off slip that should have no bearing on his wish to reign until the sun goes cold.
If he does depart Spain this summer, his comments on Wenger may mean there is no chance of a return to Arsenal - where a number of their former players work.
Arsenal host Everton in their final game on Sunday (15:00 GMT), while Liverpool welcome relegated Middlesbrough to Anfield and Manchester City travel to Watford.
Adams revealed why he could never work alongside Wenger at The Emirates, claiming he is too big a character for the Frenchman and that counted against him.
"I always said the same: I try to do my best, to support the team, to score goals, to win victories". With every decision, every signing and every departure, every tactical change and personnel adjustment hanging under the uncertainty of the Arsene Wenger's future, there are many many pivotal choices to make that will have significant and long-lasting ramifications.
Striker Sanchez has admitted he will decide on his future at the end of the season and it is believed he could go if the Gunners fail to secure their usual place in the Champions League.
Arsenal's failure to sustain a title challenge over the past decade and repeated UEFA Champions League exits at the last-16 stage-which are frequently humiliating to boot-have increased calls for Wenger to step down from many Gunners fans.
"Back in the day I said in an interview coaching wasn't Arsene's strong point", he wrote in a new autobiography being serialised in a national newspaper. "I'm quite surprised. I want to absolutely make sure that we are in there but after that let's get to 75 points and see what happens".
The club are now fifth in the Premier League table heading into the final round of fixtures this weekend.
"I don't know whether it would be successful or not, but I think it would be positive to beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final", he added.
In that respect, I don't think Champions League football is as important as people say.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring) is definitely out but Aaron Ramsey (leg) should be available despite limping out of Tuesday's win over Sunderland.