Alan Shearer has named his all-time top 10 outfield players from the Premier League era.

The former Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers and England has identified a group of 10 men who he feels have been the best performers in the English top flight since it became the Premier League in 1992.

Writing in his column for The Sun, Shearer included four Arsenal heroes, a trio of Manchester United stars, two Chelsea greats and a Liverpool legend in his list.

Shearer’s all-time Premier League top ten

The signing that transformed “boring” Arsenal. Great to watch and, after an 11-year spell, he edges Gianfranco Zola into my top ten.

RYAN GIGGS: He has spanned Premier League history — most decorated player, most appearances and a 24-year career at Manchester United. Extraordinary!

THIERRY HENRY: Another of the great foreign imports. Followed in Bergkamp’s footsteps and helped create the Invincibles.

PAUL SCHOLES: Probably more recognition now of his ability than when playing. In a United team of stars he was the quiet man — but the best of the lot.

JOHN TERRY: Not the most popular but longevity, leadership and achievements at Chelsea make him one of the Prem’s most accomplished defenders.

TONY ADAMS: Hardest opponent I ever faced. He was a top player before Arsene Wenger came to Arsenal but became a great with his influence on and off the pitch.

STEVEN GERRARD:Liverpool‘s talisman. The only player in the list outside the Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd trio. A great leader, a great player and club legend.

WAYNE ROONEY: A 14-year career so far. Alongside Giggs and Gerrard we’ve seen him go from boy to man and win title after title.

FRANK LAMPARD: One of the Premier League top-scorers, from midfield. Extraordinary. His longevity and trophies at Chelsea guarantee him a spot.

PATRICK VIEIRA: A giant. A tough call between him and Roy Keane. Both brought influence and leadership.