Ainsley Maitland-Niles scored an ice-cold penalty during Arsenal's shootout victory over Liverpool on Thursday.
Maitland-Niles easily converted his spot-kick as Arsenal beat Liverpool on penalties to secure a place in the next round of the Carabao Cup.
The England international calmly stepped up and struck a superb penalty as he sent Adrian the wrong way.
He then laughed at the Liverpool keeper as he returned to the half-way line in a ruthless moment.
Not even joking, any game Maitland-Niles plays, he should be our penalty taker. Guy loves it :sob: pic.twitter.com/iLoDA2KlWp
- C (@AFC_Carys) October 1, 2020
Maitland niles laughing at Adrian after his penalty :sob::sob: pic.twitter.com/eoPZbVCrWh
- Nwankwo Kanu :flag_ng: (@AfcJefe) October 1, 2020
Needless to say, Maitland-Niles' penalty sent social media into overdrive.
One Twitter user wrote: "We need to somehow extract confidence directly from Maitland-Niles veins and inject it into Nicholas Pepe."
A second tweeted: "Has Maitland-Niles ever experienced 'nerves' in his life? I'm seriously starting to doubt it."
A third added: "That smile, that damn smile. Maitland-Niles is something else from 12 yards."
Ainsley Maitland-Niles is putting the joy back into The Arsenal #LIVARS pic.twitter.com/tinTQCsnG0
- Michael Gravesande (@OldBlackHack) October 1, 2020
Ainsley Maitland-Niles' penalty taking technique. That's it. That's the tweet.
- Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) October 1, 2020
Maitland-Niles is the best penalty taker in this country.
- Mohamed Not ElNneny (@ElNnenyM) October 1, 2020
Nah Ainsley Maitland-Niles is the sauciest man in the world change my mind
- Chris Dixon (@chrismd10) October 1, 2020
Ainsley Maitland Niles is too saucy with it
- Tass (@FaZeTass) October 1, 2020
if england get to a world cup and need to score a last min pen Harry Kane better relinquish that penalty and call Ainsley Maitland-Niles up to take it
- Kofi (@My_Name_Is_K) October 1, 2020
Ainsley Maitland Niles is the best penalty taker at the Arsenal Football Club. Ice in his veins.
- Arsenal ♀️ (@DammitArsenal) October 1, 2020
Ainsley Maitland-Niles turns into prime Pele when he gets to the penalty spot. Cold as ice.
- GoonerTalk (@GoonerTaIk) October 1, 2020
Arsenal face defending champions Manchester City in the quarter-finals.
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